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Super Bowl Fun Facts Part 2…The Food

Appetizers on the table for the football party.

The National Chicken Council says Americans will eat 1.4 billion chicken wings during Super Bowl weekend. Other findings:

– Every NFL player would have to consume 825,000 wings each to reach 1.4 billion

– 1.4 billion wings is enough to circle the Earth three times

DietDetective.com says the Super Bowl is the second biggest day for food consumption after Thanksgiving. Other findings:

– the average person would have to run 49 football fields to burn off just two handfuls of potato chips or do “the wave” 6,389 times to burn off six loaded potato skins.

– the average person would have to perform 299 touchdown dances to burn off half of a stuffed-crust bacon/sausage/pepperoni pizza (Each dance would have to be 15 to 20 seconds.)

– the average person would have to play football for 59 minutes to burn off 6 honey barbecue wings with dipping sauce

– the average person would have to clean the Super Bowl stadium for 322 minutes to burn off one pint of ice cream

The Calorie Control Council claims Super Bowl watchers will down 1,200 calories and 50 grams of fat during the game. If people ate fat-free potato chips they could save 300 calories. If every American Super Bowl watcher ate fat-free potato chips the nation would save 14 billion calories and 1.8 billion fat grams.

A survey by Blimpies Subs reveals that 47% of people say running out of food and drinks is the most annoying part of a Super Bowl party. Other findings:

– 51% of people say rowdy kids are the most annoying part of a Super Bowl Party

– 50% of people say fans who take the Super Bowl too seriously are annoying

– 43% of people say double-dippers are annoying

– 26% of people say the Super Bowl should be a national holiday

– 43% of people are willing to sign a petition to move the Super Bowl to Saturday night


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